Erica O'Connell LMHC

Licensed therapist, Registered art therapist (provisional)


Ages seen: 12+

Individual counseling

In-person & Telehealth


Approach to treatment

Erica therapeutically seeks to create a safe haven for clients to explore their emotions, identity, and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Erica utilizes a person-centered, transpersonal, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and mindful approach to best serve her clients. As an Art Therapist she also integrates art, creating, metaphor, expression, and imagery into the therapeutic process. Erica recognizes the ability to connect with others in their vulnerability as an honor and works to continue serving as a counselor who is aware, open, and informed.

Erica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Transpersonal Art Therapy from Naropa University in 2020, and has her ATR-P through the Art Therapy Association. Additionally, Erica became a certified Reiki I practitioner in Summer 2023.


Theories & Interventions

Erica’s approach is influenced by

  • Humanistic/Person-centered
  • Holistic/Mind-body-spirit integration
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Guided imagery
  • Transpersonal
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Internal family systems (IFS)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment
  • Relationship challenges
  • Grief/loss
  • Disordered eating/ Body image
  • Personal growth & development
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Imagery/expression
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem/self-worth
  • Emotional regulation
  • Adolescent and young adult issues

Erica is a great match for you if:

  • You are interested in utilizing art in your healing journey
  • You are experiencing stress, anxiety, or overwhelm
  • You would like to explore the mind-body-spirit connection
  • You are looking for increased self-understanding
  • You are open to approaching and overcoming challenges
  • You want to improve communication with yourself and others

Insurance & Rates for sessions with Erica:

Erica offers sessions at a private pay rate of $140 per session for those not using insurance.

She is also able to accept the following insurance plans:

  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Student Resources (Brown University)
  • Tufts
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield